Buffon and Chiellini extend contracts with Juventus Football Club for a year – Foreign Football News – Football

In the 2019/20 season, Buffon played 13 matches, of which he did not miss five, the 42-year-old Italian ranks second in the number of dry matches held in the XXI century (420), the leader is Spaniard Iker Casillas (439), who completed his career. Chiellini missed most of the 2019/20 season due to injuries, he spent three matches for Juventus, scoring one goal. The Italian Championship resumed on June 20 after a pause caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Juventus leads the standings with 69 points after 28 games, with Lazio taking 65 points in the second place.

In 2001, Buffon moved to Juventus from the Italian Parma for the record-breaking € 52 million goalkeeper transfer at that time. With Juventus he became the nine-time Italian champion, won the country’s cup four times and the Italian Super Cup five times, played three times in the Champions League final, but never managed to win a trophy. Together with Parma, the footballer won the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League), the Italian Cup and Super Cup. Buffon spent the 2018/19 season as part of the French PSG, moving there as a free agent, after which he returned to the Turin club, as part of Parisians he won the championship and the French Super Cup.

Buffon 12 times became the best goalkeeper of the year in Italy, three times was the best goalkeeper of Europe according to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the best goalkeeper of the 2006 World Cup victory for Italy. He is the record holder for the number of matches for the national team (176).

Chiellini has been playing for the Turin club since 2005, previously he played for the Italian Fiorentina and Livorno. Speaking for Juventus, the 35-year-old Chiellini won the Italian championship eight times, four times becoming the owner of the Italian Cup and Super Cup. As part of the Italian team, Chiellini became the silver medalist of the 2012 European Championship and the bronze medalist of the 2004 Olympic Games.

Buffon and Chiellini were among the few Juventus footballers who did not leave the team after losing their title and being sent to the second division in 2006 due to corruption scandal.

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